AND THAT'S WHY THE LADY IS A DAME! ANGELA LANSBURY HONORED

Published on: April 16, 2014
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 AND THAT'S WHY THE LADY IS A DAME! ANGELA LANSBURY HONORED

Surviving Hollywood royalty ANGELA LANSBURY made a Dame by the Queen of England.

Lansbury, best known for portraying Jessica Fletcher on the classic "Murder She Wrote" TV show, received her honor from the Queen at Windsor Castle.

Angela said she was "very proud," as she received her honor at Windsor Castle, saying that "to meet the Queen under these circumstances is a rare and lovely occasion."

The top honor was in recognition of Lansbury's lifetime of acting and charity work.

Lansbury's career stretches back to 1944, when she made her debut in "Gaslight" tormenting Ingrid Bergman, earning her first Oscar nomination.

 She was nominated twice more and was presented with an honorary Oscar in 2013.

While Angela was born in the U.K. she immigrated to the U.S. during World War II after the death of her beloved father. 

And while she's nearly 90, the newly dubbed Dame is still thesping!

Angela returned to the London stage starring in Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", which opened last month to rave reviews

Congrats!